5 COVID-19-related deaths, 68 new cases reported

Jan. 20, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting five additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County. The deceased are:

  • Male, 80s, underlying health condition
  • Male, 70s, underlying health condition
  • Female, 90s, underlying health condition
  • Male, 70s, underlying health condition
  • Male, 80s, underlying health condition

There have been 573 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County. Additionally, we’re reporting 68 new COVID-19 cases and 198 recoveries.

The Health District administered 528 COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday and 11,176 overall.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 39,982 (+68 from 1/19)
  • Deaths: 573 (+5)
  • Recovered: 24,600 (+198)
  • Active cases: 14,809 (-135)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 176 (+1)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District**: 11,176 (+528)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends or holidays) includes residents from outside of Washoe County.

**This number is approximate and includes only COVID-19 vaccines administered by the Health District, which occur 4-5 days per week.

NOTE: Due to some organizations receiving their vaccine directly from the state, we removed the “Total Vaccines Received in Washoe County” and “Vaccines distributed to community partners (Hospitals, medical providers)” bullet points.

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of January 20: 330,126 (+1290 since 1/19)

Note: These figures are provided by the State of Nevada and can be found on the State Dashboard. COVID-19 tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County.

Hospital bed and ventilator information

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of January 20 (Numbers not updated on weekends/holidays):

  • 68 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (-6% since 1/19)
  • 67 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+2%)
  • 54 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+5%)
  • 22 percent of all ventilators are in use (-1%)

NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.

Two new tools available on www.COVID19WashoeVaccine.com

Did you know? You can see where you are ranked in the State’s priority order for the COVID-19 vaccine by taking this survey (English and Spanish available) on our new website, www.COVID19WashoeVaccine.com. If you want to find out if your employer is frontline/essential, go to this page and look for “Washoe County Frontline/Essential Business Search”.

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. While press releases are only sent periodically for significant events, you can always get daily results on our website, https://covid19washoe.com/, our COVID-19 Dashboard or by following us on Twitter @COVID19Washoe. The entities include: City of Reno, City of Sparks, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Regional Transportation Commission, REMSA, Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County School District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Also in the group are the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.